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Nagel Advertising was established in 1995 in Medina, Ohio by Paul G. Nagel who serves as our Chief Executive Officer. 

Paul G. Nagel: Chief Executive Officer

Paul was the founding partner of a 30+ staffed agency when he left to start Nagel Advertising in 1995. Since 1991, he has had direct involvement with Buffalo Wild Wings and their founding principals in developing the overall brand identity. He manages the North American advertising and marketing effort for Seves Glass Block, the world’s leading glass block and glass tile manufacturer. He also manages the national and local marketing and creative strategies for Hot Head Burritos, Milano’s Atlantic City Subs, Romeo’s Pizza corporate and select co-op groups. Paul has over 20 years of automotive marketing experience focusing on luxury/specialty vehicle advertising and he develops and implements regional marketing campaigns for major motorcycle and ATV manufacturers and dealerships. Paul has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Advertising and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ashland University. 

Raymond N. Nagel: Chief Operating Officer

Ray has been with his brother, Paul, to help grow our agency from nearly the beginning. Not only does he run an extremely tight ship, but he has excellent proofreading and troubleshooting skills combined with a keen attention to detail & deadline. Ray is also responsible for overseeing the buying and deployment of millions of Direct Mail and in-store P.O.S. campaigns for dozens of clients in multiple markets across the U.S. on a weekly basis. He also specializes in full-scale manufacturer co-op management. Ray has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Kent State University.

Maria Nagel: President

Maria brings a robust background in concert and event promotion with over 20 years experience in marketing, sponsorship sales, and event development. She consistently exceeded performance goals and won national innovation awards at House of Blues / Live Nation for developing and implementing custom sponsorship programs for clients such as FirstMerit Bank, Scion/Toyota, Coors Brewing, Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Nabisco, Kraft Foods, RJ Reynolds and many more. She currently  represents the marketing arm of various concert venues and independent concert promoters across the U.S.A. and Canada on a daily basis. She is also skilled in creating and evaluating non-traditional revenue streams for a variety of organizations from local government to charities to rock concerts. Maria has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications from Bowling Green State University.

Ryan Pluta: Senior Account Director

Ryan has over 20 years ad agency experience and has worked directly with national clients such as John Deere, Moen, First Merit Bank and more. He serves as a professor in the marketing department at Akron University and specializes in complete social media campaign development and management. Ryan has Bachelor of Science Degrees in Advertising and Marketing Management from University of Akron as well as an MBA in Business Management from Baldwin-Wallace College.

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803 E. Washington Street
Suite 150
Medina, OH  44256

Agency Hours

Monday-Friday (and sometimes weekends)
8:30am - 5:00pm (and sometimes after hours)